It happened again! 

A month ago, the Internet went into a frenzy as photos of Ronda Rousey leaked online. Both our faithful followers and Ronda's fanatic fans were beaming with excitement as the UFC super star and 2015 SI Swimsuit athlete announced she would take part in our newest issue. 

So what did we do? We wanted more -- a bigger surprise. We asked Ronda to head to another luxurious location for a second round of body paint. And once again we were left to wonder, just how far will people go to get a glimpse of the UFC star in a painted suit? Around the world and beyond! 

It's true! Ronda Rousey will appear in SI Swimsuit 2016

In a leak for the history books, we found out that invasive lenses and the over-eager Ronda Rousey obsessed will go to whatever lengths they can. That's right, we shot Ronda Rousey in body paint not once, but TWICE, and both times the paparazzi snuck their way in. Looks like we're not the only ones who can't get enough of her.

Photos by Sports Illustrated

Photos by Sports Illustrated
Photos by Sports Illustrated

The official photos will be released when SI Swimsuit 2016 hits newsstands on the morning of Feb. 15. But while you wait, we encourage you to plan your trip to New York City or Miami for our second year of SI Swimsuit Fan Festivals. The events are free and open to the public, and will give you the opportunity of a lifetime to meet the girls you know and love! 

BONUS: See some of Ronda's best moments from SI Swimsuit 2015!


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